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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Princes Highway upgrades powering ahead

The transformation of the Princes Highway between Albion Park and the Victorian border is progressing with the Milton Ulladulla bypass taking another step forward with the location of the northern and central connections now confirmed. Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the $940 million joint funded Milton Ulladulla project would ensure a smoother journey for locals, visitors and freight operators travelling through the region. “Since 2011, $5.15 billion has been committed to the Princes Highway to transform and improve local, tourist and freight travel from Albion Park to the Victorian border,” Mr Farraway said. “We’re currently building the new Nowra Bridge which will provide a new four lane bridge over the Shoalhaven River, upgraded intersections and additional lanes on the Princes Highway – and next will be the Milton Ulladulla Bypass. “Once built the bypass will help ease the heavy traffic in this region during peak holiday periods making it a safer trip for families holidaying on the South Coast. “This is all part of the plan to make the Princes Highway safer and more efficient. We have already opened the Albion Park Bypass, the Gerringong Bypass, the Foxground Berry Bypass and by the end of the year the Berry to Bomaderry 10.5-kilometre duplication will be fully completed. Parliamentary Secretary and Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock said stage one of the $500 million joint funded Jervis Bay to Sussex Inlet Road Princes Highway upgrade has progressed, with a major intersection announced at Hawken Road, which will feature a grade-separated overpass to allow traffic access to the highway in both directions and improve connectivity to the surrounding local villages. “Along with the duplication of the six-kilometre stretch of the Princes Highway between Jervis Bay Road and Hawken Road, the new intersection will provide safer journeys and better support local traffic, tourism, and freight movements along this section of the highway,” Mrs Hancock said. “This upgraded section of highway will also connect with the new Jervis Bay Road intersection, which is on track for early work to start later this year. “The community will be kept informed as design progresses on the Hawken Road intersection, including work to identify the preferred corridor and access points for local roads and private properties.” The community will be provided opportunity to comment on the preferred option report by early 2023. Further down the Princes Highway, the community of Moruya and surrounds has had its say on the three shortlisted corridors for the Moruya bypass, with a report summarising the feedback of the 1300 community submissions. The survey found that access to the hospital, minimal impacts to flora and fauna and property, and cost-effectiveness is what is most important to the community. Transport for NSW will conduct further design work for all three shortlisted corridors to better understand the opportunities and challenges that each one presents. Transport for NSW will now undertake a robust assessment of all three corridors against what is important to the community as well as the project’s goals and objectives including safety, resilience, liveability, connectivity and sustainability. It is anticipated this process will take six months. The Moruya Bypass Consultation Summary Report is available to view at For more information and progress updates on the Princes Highway upgrade program bypass go to

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